Buster Posey wins National League MVP award

As expected, Buster Posey is the National League MVP

11/15/12 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5138 respect

Sep. 14, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.  Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-US PRESSWIREBuster Posey has been named the National League's Most Valuable Player, thanks in large part to his outstanding performance during the suspension of teammate Melky Cabrera.

Posey won the NL batting title with a .336 average, partially due to Cabrera requesting to be removed from consideration, despite the fact that his .346 average would have led the league easily.

Posey received 27 of 32 possible first place votes, winning in a landslide over Ryan Braun, who finished 2nd after winning the MVP last year.

Braun received 3 first place votes, and Yadier Molina, who finished 4th, received the other two. Andrew McCutchen finished 3rd in the voting.

Congratulations to Buster Posey, whose MVP award puts a nice cap on what was already an incredible World Series winning season.
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11/16/12   |   jaysinw   |   4839 respect

It was good to see him on there especially when he had a better year in 2012 then he did in 2011.

11/15/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I was pleasantly surprised to see Braun was on every ballot, and no worse than 4th in any of them (which was reasonable given that there were 4 legit candidates). I fully expected a few voters to leave Braun off out of pettiness and spite.